Our Team

Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC

Meet the wonderful team of attorneys at Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC. Our attorneys and staff are armed with the legal knowledge and expertise to help you.

Emily F. Blinzig, Of Counsel

Emily F. Blinzig, Emily Blinzig is an experienced attorney who focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Probate, Trust administration, and Trust litigation. As part of her passion for Estate planning and its related areas of law, she has volunteered with the Missouri Attorney General in Veterans’ Will Workshops on […]

Dakota Paris, Associate

Dakota W. Paris, Associate Attorney Dakota W. Paris joined Rooney McBride and Smith, LLC as an Associate Attorney after serving as a Litigation Associate Attorney at a regional law firm and after serving the citizens of Greene County, Missouri as a Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.   A proud Willard High School alum, Dakota went on […]

Haley G. Ethridge, Associate

Haley G. Ethridge, Associate Attorney Haley is a two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas.  After earning her undergraduate degree from the University in 2015, Haley stayed in Fayetteville to attend the University Arkansas School of Law, from which she graduated, cum laude, in 2018.  As a law student, Haley worked as Rule XV student […]

Solon McGee, Associate

Solon earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University where he was the President of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Solon also served on the Board of Directors for Central Utah SHRM for several years. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate […]

Morgan Kirkpatrick, Associate

Morgan B. Kirkpatrick graduated from the University of Missouri in 2015, dual majoring in Communication and in Anthropology. She continued at the University of Missouri, obtaining her Juris Doctor in 2018. During law school she focused on all aspects of litigation, and participated in the prosecution clinic, the innocence clinic, and ultimately obtained a certificate […]

Heather Rooney McBride, Member

Attorney Heather Rooney McBride is the founding member of Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC. She practiced with a large civil litigation firm and then a mid-sized general practice firm before opening this firm in 2011. Heather’s primary practice areas include estate planning and trust administration, business and real estate transactions and litigation matters, and corporate law, including compliance, human resources, and employment issues.

Scott A. Smith, Managing Member

Scott is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy, family law, social security disability, personal injury, and traffic law.

Austin E. Williamson, Member

Prior to joining Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC, Attorney Austin E. Williamson practiced in Little Rock, Arkansas for 6 years where he focused his practice on domestic and probate law.  Austin served as a certified Attorney Ad Litem in Arkansas, working closely with children and families in that role.  Austin served as an officer of […]

Jennifer Brodersen, Of Counsel

Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 2001 with a B.A. in psychology. She then obtained a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from University of Missouri- Columbia School of Law in 2005. Prior to joining Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC, Jennifer practiced with a regionally recognized law firm in Springfield, Missouri, where she represented individuals in cases throughout the Midwest. Jennifer is admitted to practice in Missouri and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Jennifer is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. She was selected to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, in 2014-2019. Jennifer, and her husband, Chad, have two children. Outside of the practice of law, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, running and playing tennis.

Robert A. Grosser, Of Counsel

Prior to joining Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC, Attorney Robert A. Grosser was a partner with a regionally recognized Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Family Law and general litigation law firm in Springfield, Missouri, where he represented individuals in cases throughout the Midwest. Robert is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas, the United States District […]